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Christmas Arrives with This Catalog

October 21, 2018
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With the simple act of the mail being delivered, it’s officially the holidays in the Nolan house. The Vermont Country Store Christmas catalog has arrived. I am ready to bring the tree in, string the…

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Christ Mass Wishes

December 24, 2016
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Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Eli Connaughton as artist website: http://www.chickenwisdom.com/

Eli Connaughton as writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/

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Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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When Should The Christmas Lights Come Down?

January 4, 2016
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One of my favorite Holiday Season pastimes is driving around admiring Christmas lights. In other words, wasting lots of fuel in order to enjoy the creative ways my neighbors have chosen to waste lots of…

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Pa Rumpa Pum Please Make It Stop

December 24, 2015
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After fleeing the pharmacy because I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to one more Rumpa-pum-pum, I went online and asked my Facebook friends: What’s your least favorite Christmas song? The first response? “Grandma got…

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Six Geese-a-Honking

December 24, 2015
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Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer. Eli Connaughton-as-artist website: http://www.chickenwisdom.com/ Eli Connaughton-as-writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/ Bill SpencerBill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential,…

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Adam & Eve Take One for the Team

December 23, 2015
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  Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer. Eli Connaughton-as-artist website:  http://www.chickenwisdom.com/ Eli Connaughton-as-writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/ Bill SpencerBill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential,…

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Living in the Present

December 22, 2015
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    Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer. Eli Connaughton-as-artist website: www.chickenwisdom.com/ Eli Connaughton-as-writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/ Bill SpencerBill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun,…

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Jesus Does Stand-Up

December 14, 2015
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The Apostles all kept telling him he needed to lighten up, he was running off potential converts with the heavy sermonizing, so he decided to try stand-up. Once the crowd was sitting around the top…

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 7, 2015
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(This piece previously appeared in Clever magazine.) My wife refuses to let me be the one to put lights on our Christmas tree each year. She says I’m still too haunted by my father’s traditions…

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Gift Ideas That Aren’t Stupid for the Twelve Days of Christmas

December 6, 2015
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I saw where I could order “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as a cell phone ring tone. I didn’t. I don’t believe anything would sap my Christmas spirit quite like hearing that song every time…

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